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A' Level Physics at Bishop Young Church of England Academy

Course description

The A-level course involves the following topics: • 1 Measurements and their errors • 2 Particles and radiation • 3 Waves • 4 Mechanics and materials • 5 Electricity • 6 Further mechanics and thermal physics • 7 Fields and their consequences • 8 Nuclear physics • 9 Astrophysics Assessment is by 3 exam papers, each of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 covers 1-5 plus half of 6, paper 2 covers the other half of 6 and 7, 8 and Paper 3 covers 9 and practical skills and data analysis. Many of the topics build on prior learning at GCSE, but there are also many areas which introduce new material, in some cases from the cutting edge of modern science- though thankfully not in full mathematical detail!

Entry requirements

To access this course you will need to have studied Additional Science GCSE or Physics GCSE and will need a total of two good 5 grades in Science GCSEs. Good literacy and mathematical skills are also essential, so we ask for at least a 5 grade in English Language and a B grade or above in Mathematics.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September